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March 04, 2019 | CoolSculpting, Liposuction

Invasive Versus Non-invasive Abdominal Sculpting


Achieving a slim and toned abdomen is a priority for many men and women. The midsection is notoriously hard to contour, and this challenge can prove disheartening for many. We all want our best body when sitting on the beach, by the poolside, or in professional settings. Since diet and exercise are not always effective at getting rid of pockets of fat and lax skin in the abdominal region, many individuals turn to cosmetic procedures. Fortunately, there are several cosmetic options available to tone and transform the midsection. At PREMIERE Center for Cosmetic Surgery, we offer both surgical and non-invasive options so that you can achieve the midsection you dream of.

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What Is Non-invasive Abdominal Sculpting?

CoolSculpting® has taken non-surgical fat removal to a new level. CoolSculpting® uses controlled cooling to freeze unwanted fat cells without causing damage to the healthy cells surrounding them. Like many things, CoolSculpting® was developed after researchers noticed that children who often ate popsicles lost a significant percentage of their facial fat. Their research led them to find that fat cells are damaged by cold temperatures. CoolSculpting® offers a comfortable, non-surgical approach to getting rid of unwanted abdominal fat. The device is placed directly on the abdomen, and controlled cooling is administered to the target area to disrupt and damage a percentage of fat cells. The damaged cells are then naturally eliminated from the body, and a slimmer, more toned physique becomes apparent.

What Surgical Procedures Can Help Me?

Liposuction and tummy tuck surgery are often performed to sculpt the abdomen surgically. Liposuction permanently removes unwanted fat cells by suctioning them out through small incisions. Tummy tuck surgery is performed to remove excess skin and tighten the underlying abdominal muscles that may have been damaged from pregnancies or weight gain. A tummy tuck surgery involves an incision made along the bikini line through which the tightening occurs.

Which Option Is for Me?

Both of these options get rid of fat cells permanently, and their results are long lasting when paired with a healthy lifestyle. While CoolSculpting® and surgical abdominal sculpting both target the same area, they are not interchangeable and may not be ideal for every candidate.

Why Choose CoolSculpting®?

  • This procedure is non-surgical and non-invasive
  • You do not need to take time off from work
  • You can see a noticeable reduction in abdominal fat
  • There are no scars

What Are the Limitations?

  • CoolSculpting® cannot remove as much fat as surgery
  • CoolSculpting® does not tighten skin

Why Choose Liposuction and Tummy Tuck Surgery?

  • You can achieve the most significant amount of fat reduction
  • Excess skin is removed, and abdominal muscles are tightened
  • You can experience a noticeable improvement in abdominal tone

What Are the Negatives?

  • Surgery requires anesthesia
  • There will be post-operative bruising and swelling that can last several months
  • You must take at least a week off of work
  • Surgery results in scarring

Finding the right abdominal sculpting procedure for you will significantly improve the quality and longevity of your results. Contact PREMIERE Center for Cosmetic Surgery to set up a consultation by calling (813) 400-1465 or by filling out our online contact form.

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